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What Would You Say To Your Children If Death Was Knocking On Your Door

Written by: Joe Fiduccia Virtually all parents would agree – having kids is a life changing experience. Isn't it? Let's think about this for a moment. All those years growing up, it was always about us. In our pre-teens, for...

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History Buff Spends His Only Day Off Each Week Cleaning Tombstones Of Fallen Veterans

Many of us can relate to the exhausting hours of a full time job. And by today's standards, the term "full time" lives up to its name. In fact, a 2014 Gallup.com poll found that "adults employed full time in the U.S....

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Elementary School Tests A 60-Minute Recess, And The Results May Shock You!

When you have been sitting in a chair for hours, how do you feel? Body getting weak? Eyes starting to cross? Fatigue setting in? Problems concentrating? And when you start feeling that way, what is the first thing you do?...

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Ordinary People Live Extraordinary Lives - Write Their Stories

Written by: Devon Noel Lee In May 1998, country music star Clay Walker released his 16th single entitled "Ordinary People" but it was the worst performing song he ever had. Despite failing to resonate with a wide audience, the song and...

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NJ State Trooper Plans An Unforgettable Day For A Young Boy

Meet "Super Landon", a young boy who has unfortunately been battling a sudden and unexpected cancer since the end of March 2014.  But this story isn't just about a young boy. This is the story of a moment in his life that...

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5 (More) People Who Made History, And You Don't Even Know Them

As is often the case, the stories that once made headlines are eventually forgotten in the winds of time. The people who proved what it means to live a selfless life become nothing more than another face in a family...

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5 More Precious Tips To Help You Write A Good Memoir

Written by: Joe Fiduccia Regardless of where you are in life, most everyone will agree that it's been one heck of a ride. Every single day from the moment we wake up, we are creating memories. Many of which we...

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Failure Or Not, Why Our Children Will Always Find Their Way

The author of this article chose to remain anonymous. My daughter is in third grade and generally excels in most subjects. She is a quick learner and likes to take on new projects. A few months ago she brought home...

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Are you leaving a legacy...or a mess?

Written by: Kelly E Lee In the words of Ben Franklin, "Lose no time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions." This bit of advice from Franklin emphasizes the importance of being productive. What I have realized...

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Quick and Easy Tips For Writing Your Life Story

Written by: Terry Kelly and Tara Dolgner Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a life story of one of your ancestors? A life story really tells the story of your family member and it is something you and your family...

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Military Veteran Leads A Free Soccer Program For Parents And Their Children

Did you know this story was also featured on the Make A Difference Spotlight podcast? Just look for episode #54! If you are like most families, your children likely play at least one sport after school or on the weekends....

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How I Found My Elusive Ancestor

Written by: Rachel Dunkley My ancestor Eleanor Scrivener, who had married Edward Campion on July 2, 1795 in Potterspury, Northamptonshire, England had always been something of a mystery to me.  I knew she was born in 1769 from her age given...

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10 Women That History Has Forgotten, But We Haven't

Women's History Month only occurs once a year. But so often we get caught up in the media blitz of the more popular women from history (e.g. Amelia Earhart or Rosa Parks) that we often forget to remember those less famous,...

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Storytelling: Perception, Lies, & Exaggeration

Written by: Kelly E Lee When I worked as a newspaper writer, I had to interview two 90 year old women who had been friends their whole lives. Both women lived on their own and their minds were still sharp....

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5 Thought-Provoking Questions (And More) For Starting Your Life Memoir

Written by: Joe Fiduccia Millions of people from all walks of life are thinking ahead. Thinking about their future, the future of their family, and the life story they choose to leave behind. The desire to pass down something to...

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